A feasibility study of auxiliary hvac systems for reducing idling time of long haul trucks

C. MacDonald, R. Douglas, A. Tamayol, M. Bahrami

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Abstract

The feasibility of several alternatives to long-haul truck idling are investigated. Battery Powered systems (BPS) where batteries are charged off the alternator is considered. Moreover, BPSs with various battery types are compared to determine which one would have the greatest impact on the fuel consumption and overall performance. In addition, applicability of thermal energy storage (TES) is studied as a means of cooling instead of a standard compressor air conditioner. Fuel cell powered systems (FCS) are investigated to replace batteries as a means of energy storage source on the truck. It is concluded that the most feasible method for truck idling reduction is BPS featuring lithium ion batteries while, BPS with lead-acid batteries is the cheapest solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Pages323-330
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 12 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
CountryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande
Period7/8/127/12/12

Keywords

  • Battery powered systems (BPS)
  • Energy reduction
  • Feasibility study
  • Fuel cell powered systems (FCPS)
  • Idle reduction technology
  • Long haul truck HVAC systems
  • Thermal energy storage systems (TESS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    MacDonald, C., Douglas, R., Tamayol, A., & Bahrami, M. (2012). A feasibility study of auxiliary hvac systems for reducing idling time of long haul trucks. In ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 (pp. 323-330). (ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58353